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Howard County is located in the central portion of the state of Maryland and is the second smallest county, by land area, in the state. Its county seat is Ellicott City and its nickname is HoCo. Howard County is part of the Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Washington-Baltimore-Arlington, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA combined statistical area. The county is home to the large master-planned community of Columbia. The community of Columbia is home to approximately 100,000 residents and is the county’s largest community. The county is located in the Piedmont Plateau Region and has a humid subtropical climate.

The county spans 253 square miles, 251 square miles of land area and three square miles of water. The county is known for its affluence, the luxurious lifestyles of its residents and more. In 2013, the county had the third highest median household income of all U.S. counties. In 2010, the median household income was $103,273, the median family income was $119,810 and the per capita income was approximately 45,294. By 2012, the estimated median household income had risen to 108,884. In 2016, the county population was a staggering 317,233 and the population density was 1,264 people per square mile. The top five employers in the county are; the Howard County Public Schools System, Howard County Government, John’s Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Verizon Wireless and Lorein Health Systems.

The first known inhabitants of the area were Native American tribes like the Susquehannock tribe. Settlers came to the area and began to settler, however, altercations with native tribes kept the number of settlers in the area quite low. Then, in 1652, the Susquehannock tribe signed a peace treaty with the budding state of Maryland. After the treaty was signed, there was a resurgence of settlers to the area. The land that would become most of Howard County was established in 1839 as the Howard District. Districts, including this one, had the same rank/status as a county aside from representation at the state General Assembly. The district officially became a county in March of 1851.

Education for the youth of the county is provided primarily by award-winning the schools of the Howard County Public School System, which has around 71 schools and a student body of approximately 49,000. These schools rank among the best in the state of Maryland in terms of graduation rates and test scores. The county has no incorporated municipalities, but several thriving CDPs like Highland, Ellicott, Woodstock, Fulton and others. Cultural sites in the county include the Ballet Royale Institute of Maryland, the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, Toby’s Dinner Theater, the Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts and others. The county is also home to many historic sites and attractions like the Bollman Truss Railroad Bridge, Ellicott City Historic Main Street, Clark’s Elioak Farm, Savage Mill, the James and Ann Robinson Nature Center and the Shrine of St. Anthony. This beautiful and historic county has friendly people and welcoming communities as well as a plethora of educational, entertainment and employment opportunities. Homes for sale come in a variety of sizes and styles to suit the needs of potential buyers. Other real estate options include rental properties such as houses and apartments and properties for lease like town homes and condominiums. To begin your home search call local real estate agent and expert (insert name here) at (insert number here) today.

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      Howard County Schools

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